High ratings apparently aren't enough to save a show from the chopping block. Amazon is canceling "Good Girls Revolt," according to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday. The period drama made its debut on Amazon Prime as an original series earlier this year.
Why cancel it? Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Amazon Studios head Roy Price gave Season 2 the thumbs down, possibly in part because he projects the series won't garner any awards. Sources also said the show brought in more viewers than many other Amazon original series.
For Internet-only platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, original-programming gold is more important than ever in battling traditional cable outlets for ad dollars and viewers. The latter also translates into paid subscriptions. Amazon's other original shows include "Mozart in the Jungle," "Transparent" and "Lost in Oz."
Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind "Good Girls Revolt," reportedly wants to find the series a new home, saving it from becoming a one-hit wonder like 1999's also highly acclaimed "Freaks and Geeks."
Amazon didn't respond to a request for comment.